Environmental Defence
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Tue, Sep 29, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Woodbine Beach Rain Garden Planting

Rain gardens may look like regular gardens but they are actually so much more! These shallow, sunken gardens are designed to collect and filter the rainwater that runs off hard surfaces like roofs, patios and driveways. Not only are rain gardens an environmentally friendly way to landscape, but they are beautiful and easy to maintain.

On Tuesday, September 29, join Environmental Defence and Toronto and Region Conservation to plant the new demonstration rain garden at Woodbine Beach. Help plant native pollinator plants that are a great addition to any garden. Learn about the Greening Your Grounds program, the Blue Flag eco-award for beaches, and how stormwater runoff impacts water quality. Work gloves and trowels will be provided or bring your own.

A special thank you to the Ministry of Environment’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund for supporting this rain garden project!


Meet at Woodbine Beach Park south of Kew Beach Avenue between Kippendavie Avenue and Kenilworth Avenue. The planting site is adjacent to the Martin Goodman Trail west of the Kew Gardens Tennis Club.